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Now when it comes to the annual Nativity play where would it be without the animals?
That was the question asked by the Carlisle Christmas Spectacular production team.
This year they've decided to do it differently by using real animals in the starring roles.
Today the team held auditions at Walby Farm Park.
Here's the full report from Andy Burn.
Animals have been auditioning on the red carpet, in a bid to become star performers in the Christmas Nativity play.
Cows, pigs, goats and donkeys will all audition for parts in the christmas Nativity play in Carlisle.
A host of farmyard animals in Carlisle are auditioning for parts in a new Nativity play.
Cows, sheep, goats and donekys, all from Walby Farm Park, will walk down a red carpet to the sound of 'Away in a manger'.
Animals who manage to impress the judges by taking kindly to the music, will star in the Christmas extravaganza show.